Luck = superior effort + focused execution

Stop making excuses. Create your own reality: Gary Whitehill
TEDxBayArea
December 11, 2013
Gary is a relentless entrepreneur and driven philanthropist with a footprint on four continents; broad experience spanning entrepreneurship, M&A, business turnarounds, and Fortune 50 board directorships. Seasoned in structuring the macro-level dynamics of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Gary has been featured in industry-leading publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Inc. and the New York Times

12:30 values

Luck is an accumulation of superior effort and focused execution
http://garywhitehill.com/luck-where-does-it-come-from

How do you inspire people to feel competent?

The psychology of self-motivation
Scott Geller
TEDxVirginiaTech, December 5, 2013

4:56 How do you inspire people to feel competent?
You give them feedback, you give them recognition. You show them they are competent.

when we feel related, connected to other people, we feel motivated.

perception of consequences

1 million years into the future

EPA Expected to Issue Million-Year-Long Regulation
November 24, 2006
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6525491

In the coming weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to issue a regulation that will extend 1 million years into the future.

The timescale of the regulation, which deals with the disposal of power plant nuclear waste, is unprecedented territory for the EPA.

Moldy bread

Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?
April 21, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/21/523647669/is-it-safe-to-eat-moldy-bread

For food safety experts, the answer is clear: Moldy bread is bad news.

“We don’t recommend cutting mold off of bread, because it’s a soft food,” says Marianne Gravely, a senior technical information specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture. “With soft food, it’s very easy for the roots [of the mold], or the tentacles, or whatever creepy word you want to use, to penetrate” deeper into the food.